Equality California Condemns Lawsuit to Force Governor, AG to Defend Prop. 8
San Francisco - The Pacific Justice Institute, a conservative legal organization, has petitioned the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Sacramento to force Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown to defend Proposition 8. Both have publicly stated that they will not appeal Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling that deemed the discriminatory marriage ban unconstitutional.
In response, Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors issued the following statement:
“This is an outrageous attempt to try and force elected officials who have sworn to uphold the United States Constitution to defend a law that the Federal Court has found to be unconstitutional. It demonstrates their acknowledgement that the proponents of Proposition 8 lack standing to appeal, that the case should be dismissed and loving same-sex couples should be allowed to exercise their constitutional right to marry.”